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Celebrity Apprentice debuts tonight

The Apprentice 7, the show’s first-ever celebrity season, debuts tonight on NBC at 9 p.m. ET, after being moved around the schedule. It will feature 14 B-list once-upon-a-time-were-stars competing in New York City for $250,000 that will go to their favorite charity. The show retains its non-celebrity format, and Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. will …

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Omarosa “enjoy[s] reality TV” because she can “control and create my character”

One of the cast members on The Apprentice 7 whose presence is helping to stretch the definition of “celebrity” is season one cast member Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth. Having been known for her abrasive personality and confrontational style — among other things, she battled with Janice Dickinson on The Surreal Life — Omarosa says she’s acting, just …

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Apprentice 7’s debut moved again, and more may come in ABC and NBC’s scheduling feud

NBC has again moved The Apprentice 7‘s debut, this time back to its original debut date of Jan. 3. The network moved the debut a week later so it wouldn’t compete against ABC’s one remaining episode of Grey’s Anatomy. But then ABC moved Grey’s to , so yesterday NBC moved Donald Trump and his cast …

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Apprentice 7 still charging up to $2 million for product integration, but now NBC gets a cut

Even though it’s a celebrity edition of the series, The Apprentice 7 will still feature product placement as part of the show’s challenges, and “advertisers are still paying integration fees as high as the $2 million per episode garnered at the height of its popularity,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. But this season, that money …

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The Apprentice 7 will take The Office’s Thursday timeslot, but could move if strike ends

When The Apprentice 7 debuts on January 3, it will take the timeslot currently occupied by The Office and Scrubs. It’s the same timeslot that Donald Trump occupied until it moved to Mondays for its fifth season. This is probably the most high-profile strike-related scheduling change involving reality TV, besides the spring return of Big …

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